The map loosely depicts Recovery Act spending of State agencies and their sub-recipients geographically by county. Making Utah unique is the innovative reporting system that was developed to enable agencies to directly report actual project expenditures (rather than estimates) to the public through an interactive map. This new system provides increased reliability and accuracy in reporting, while keeping Utah's citizens continually informed of where their tax dollars are being spent.
Many programs and awards funded by the Recovery Act benefit multiple counties. In an effort to prevent double counting or misleading the public regarding the amount of funds expended by state agencies, in these cases the map identifies either the county receiving the highest proportion of benefit, or the county housing the program’s headquarters. Thus, the benefit of many programs is understated. The map does not reflect projections or anticipated funding, but actual to-date spending updated monthly.
In order to accurately depict the areas benefitting from Recovery Act programs, in-house spending is reported at the State agency location, and disbursements made by State agencies to sub-recipients are reported at the sub-recipient location."
If you have any additional questions, please refer to our FAQ (Facts, Answers and Questions) section.
You can also access the map by going to recovery.utah.gov/Map/index.html or selecting the Utah Stimulus Tracker icon to the right of each page.